Lavender essential oil is extracted from the flowers of the lavender plant. It has a floral, sweet and soothing aroma. This essential oil is appreciated for its relaxing, soothing and balancing properties. It is often used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation, relieve stress and promote restful sleep. Lavender essential oil is also used in cosmetics for its skin benefits and to add a soothing fragrance to skincare products.